Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) 101 for New England Communities
Friday, June 26th, 2020 | 9:00 am -11:00 am EDT
Webinar, SNEP Network
This is an introductory training appropriate for community members in Massachusetts and Rhode Island interested in green stormwater infrastructure. The training will provide an overview of green stormwater infrastructure, as well as a discussion of system nomenclature, performance and suitability for implementation considerations. This training is a precursor to other trainings offered by the network and center.
This training will improve your ability to understand and review the essential mechanism of stormwater control measure performance and effectiveness.
This webinar is approved for 1.5 CM credits by the American Planning Association- Rhode Island Chapter.
Dr. James Houle, PhD, CPSWQ, CPESC
James Houle is the Program Director for the Stormwater Center. His responsibilities include directing and managing the Stormwater Center’s growing body of research projects. Areas of expertise include diffusion of innovative stormwater management solutions, the design and implementation of innovative stormwater control measures including green infrastructure (GI), and low impact development (LID) strategies, planning and implementation, operation and maintenance, and water resource monitoring. Dr. Houle holds a Ph.D in Natural Resources and Environmental Science and has over fifteen years of experience with water quality related issues in New England and is a certified professional in storm water quality (CPSWQ) and a certified professional in erosion and sediment control (CPESC).
Meg Kerr, Director, Audubon Society of Rhode Island
Meg Kerr is the Senior Director of Policy at the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. She is an environmental scientist, advocate and policy analyst with expertise in water quality and watershed management and experience working for government, university and non-profit organizations. Before joining Audubon in 2016, Meg was the Director of RI Clean Water Action and the Watershed Program Manager for the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program. She also worked for the University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center and as a water quality scientist for the State of North Carolina and for the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC. Meg has a MS in environmental biology from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and a BS in aquatic biology from Brown University.